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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 26-Jan. 1

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North Adams Happenings: December 26 - January 1
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Save the Date


Free on the 3’s at Mass MoCA
11AM - 5PM
for more information

MASS MoCA is free for North Adams residents on the 3rd of the month through June 2019. Bring an official ID (or utility bill) to show you’re a resident of the 01247 and MASS MoCA’s galleries are yours for the day.

Winter Farmers Market 
The Green 85 Main St., Ste 105
9 AM - 1 PM
for more information

Join us for our Monthly WINTER Farmers Market!

We're moving the market INDOORS and keeping it going throughout the winter and spring months! The North Adams Winter Farmers Market will take place every 1st Saturday of the month from November-May, from 9am - 1pm. We accept EBT/Debit/CC.

Our Market Match Program will continue to double SNAP benefits! We will have the same $30 doubling maximum per family, per market that we did outdoors this season.

Assembly Coffee Roasters
Caroline"s Scottish Shortbread
Clarksburg Bread Co.
Cricket Creek Farm
Fahey Family Honey Farm
Herbellion Apothecary
MonArtistic Pet Products
Mountain Girl Farm
North Yeast Bakery
Square Roots Farm

TEDx North Adams
Club B10 @ MASS MoCA
12 - 9 PM
$45 - $47.86 (Limit 2 per person)
for more information

Our TEDxNorthAdams 2019 speakers:
Dr. Lisa Donovan: Will discuss her "Berkshire Blueprint" which would help small towns grow.
dysFUNKcrew: Step team using their differences to create community
Hamza Farrukh: Water specialist will talk about how water impacts community.
Craig Floyd: Manages a farm that gives 100% of their crops to people in need.
Kristen van Ginhoven: Shares her expertise on the integration and intersectionality of arts and activism across communities.
Ty Allan Jackson: Preaches literacy and accessibility to books.
Barbara Ann Malkas Ed.D: Discusses her findings on how creating inclusive communities makes strong communities.
Mark Stewart: Uses his musicianship to create specific and once in a lifetime moments.
Catherine Storing: Will break down why conflict is important to creating community.




Deadline January 5
O+ Festival Submissions

Art and music submissions are now open for the first O+ North Adams, which takes place May 10-11, 2019. The festival theme is “Home.”

Artists and musicians/bands, we can’t wait to review your submissions for the O+ Festival in North Adams Mass, which takes place May 10th – 11th, 2019. The theme of this year’s festival is: Home.

If you are chosen to install artwork or play a concert during the festival, you will have access to our complimentary health and wellness clinic, staffed by art-loving volunteer providers.

The North Adams O+ Festival curatorial teams will accept submissions until January 5th.

Choose an application from the options below:

Apply as an Artist

Mural Art

Installation, event, workshop, performance, happening

Have a wall for a mural? 

Apply as a Musician

Apply as a Clinic Provider

Apply to teach a Wellness Class

Help as a Volunteer

Deadline February 22
Reconnection: MCLA Alumni Exhibition Call for Submissions

MCLA Gallery 51 is pleased to announce an opportunity for ALL alumni to exhibit their work in a group exhibition highlighting their creative pursuits since graduation. It is a unique chance for the college to present the work of our alumni in our downtown gallery, highlighting the impact of an innovative liberal arts education and MCLA’s Alumni’s contribution to vibrant creative communities in North Adams and beyond.

Details and Apply online at:



Wednesday December 26th


Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 AM
for more information

Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.


Thursday December 27th


After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
(413) 663-7588
call for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy snack, homework assistance, tutoring, computer access and creative activities. Call or email Glenda at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or for more information.


Friday December 28th


Namazing Initiative Coffee Date
The Green 85 Main St., Ste 105
7:30 - 9 AM
for more information

Come on down and join The NAMAzing Initiative for their winter Coffee Date at The Green. This month the coffee & pastries are sponsored by Empire Cafe

Interested in sponsoring coffee and pastries for next month's coffee dates? Feel free to email to help coordinate.


Monday December 31st


New Years Eve Prime Rib Dinner
North Adams Elks, 100 Eagle Street
(413) 664-9039
6 PM
$30/person, $50/couple
for more information

New Year’s Eve prime with dinner dancing to follow.


Gratitude at gWORKS
Greylock Works, 508 State Rd
(413) 398-9114
8:30 PM - 1 AM
for more information

gWorks New Year's Eve Gratitude. DJ BFG, LJ McZawa, Mixology by Jesse Egan. Greylock WORKS' Weave Shed, 508 State Road, North Adams, MA 01247

Monday, December 31st, 2018 | 8:30 pm to 1:00 am | 21 + IDs required

TICKETS ARE LIMITED and will be sold in batches @ $35, $40, and $45 per person / on Eventbrite


Tuesday January 1st


New Year's Day Classes Fundraiser
North Adams Yoga, 26 Holden St.
10 AM - 6:15 PM
Cash donations to benefit Second Chance Animal Center
for more information

We're kicking off 2019 again with a day long fundraiser for Second Chance Animal Center! This No-Kill shelter was a home for our cat Charlie years ago and they do a wonderful job providing safe and compassionate care as animals wait for their forever home.

Yoga extends far beyond poses and relaxing. Yoga teaches us to be generous, participatory in the world around us, and kind. Start 2019 by bettering your well being, and helping to change the world for an animal in need.

All 6 classes on New Year's Day are offered by donation. Bring cash to any (or multiple!) classes and all money collected will be donate to the shelter. We are also collecting animal food and supplies for the shelter. Their wish list and class registration are on our website! As usual the Fitness and Relaxation Yoga classes have limited space, so snag those now if you're coming!

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North Adams Lifts Boil Water Notice

Crews spent long hours digging, filling and chasing down gates, leavened with a little levity.
Update on Saturday Sept. 26, 1 p.m.: The state Department of Environmental Protection has lifted the boil water order issued Friday for residents affected by the water main break on River Street.
It is no longer necessary to use boiled water or bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food. The City of North Adams apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks you for your patience.
The areas specifically identified as potentially affected were:
River Street, Yale Street, Upper Meadow Street, Williams Street, North Street, Cady Street, Pitt Street, Chesbro Avenue, Chase Avenue, North Holden Street, Dover Street, Miner Street, Wal-Mart, and McCann Technical School.
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